Arthur Christmas - Trailer
Director Sarah SmithYear 2011Genre(s) Animation
Arthur Christmas is the clumsy youngest son of the famous Santa Claus. Together with his family, including his father, his cool older brother Steve, Santa's father Grandsanta and Santa's wife, Mrs. Santa, they run a top secret, highly state of the art operation beneath the North Pole, which helps Santa deliver every single Christmas present in one night around the globe and which cannot be seen by anyone else. It is a lengthy process, which sees Santa's team of elves - including a 'Gift Wrapping Battalion' who carry scissors and tape guns - training in the isolated Arctic during the summer by performing drills and practising their wrapping skills on unsuspecting polar bears. There is also a 'mission control' in which Santa and his team can see exactly how many days there are until Christmas and how many presents have been wrapped.
One Christmas Eve, Arthur turns into an unlikely hero as he is presented with a vital mission which has to be done in one night, before Christmas morning. Can he do it?
Directed by: Sarah Smith and Barry Cook
Starring: James McAvoy, Bill Nighy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Matt Lucas, Ashley Jensen, Imelda Staunton and Will Sasso